Organic foods for thyroid health

The term “organic” is often loosely defined, and may differ region to region, although  the universal goal of organic farming (utilizing natural techniques, maintaining ecological balance, and conserving biodiversity) tends to remain the same all over the world. Furthermore, organic foods are never treated or processed using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical additives.

Organic foods have gained a particular popularity among consumers in current years, for a variety of reasons. An increase in ecological awareness accounts for a portion of this rise in popularity, as organic farming typically minimizes negative environmental consequences by forgoing potentially toxic pesticides and chemicals. Many consumers seek organic foods in order to avoid ingesting potentially harmful additives. Supporters of organic farming also claim the products are more healthy, as extreme processing is often connected to loss of nutrients. In addition, some consumers commonly report that organic foods even taste better than regular diet foods!

Organic foods were once only available by purchasing them directly from local farmers who grew the produce. As the public’s curiosity for organic foods has continued to increase, supermarket chains have begun to carry organic products, and even large corporate farms have developed their own organic divisions to meet increasing consumer demand, making purchasing and consuming organic products easier than ever. The ThyroLife Protein Boost Diet, which is an eating plan conducive to healthy weight loss and lowering body inflammation in thyroid patients, suggests that you try to eat as much organic foods as possible, as exposure to pesticides and over-processed foods can harm your metabolism, your thyroid, and your immune system.

2018-11-02T20:28:18-05:00By |Foods, Thyroid Health|

About the Author:

Dr. Ridha Arem is board certified in endocrinology, and metabolism. He is the author of over 40 peer reviewed articles in the fields of thyroid disease, endocrinology, and metabolism.